Trump and black outreach

President Donald Trump recently launched his black-outreach operation — called Black Voices for Trump — in Atlanta....

Rivalry week and the College Football Playoff picture

We are now in the best part of the college football season.  It’s rivalry...

Three days in our nation’s capital

My reporter’s notepad is overflowing with observations to share following a three-day trip to Washington, D.C., last...

Beware claims of a golden age in our economy

There seems to be a great deal of recent romanticizing the 1950s and 1960s. This is particularly...

Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’ debacle

The clear loser of the Democratic primary is “Medicare for All.” First, it demonstrated...

The state of our civic health: Time for a check-up?

The 2019 Indiana Civic Health Index was published almost two weeks ago. Basically, it reports that while...

Why Democrats have been running rings around Republicans on impeachment

On the substance, Democrats have won the first two weeks of the impeachment hearings by TKO. 

Ultimately, Indiana voters may have to change state’s education policy

Thousands assembled in and around the Indiana Statehouse Tuesday in support of public schools and teachers. The...

Autumn’s red dragonflies

“That the autumn season had begun is decided by the appearance of the red dragonfly.”—Japan Haiku poem.

Does Indiana tax its residents more or less than other states?

Larry DeBoer and Tamara Ogle of Purdue University presented a comprehensive webinar last month titled “On Local...